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generation is starting to look shaky. this barbershop servers boston's hispanic community, people whose parents came to a land built on immigration and a dream of a better life. >> the economy is very bad for everybody. everybody is waiting for jobs. >> there are some that are optimistic and others that are worried about the future. it is hard out there. a lot of people are homeless. >> the stage is being set free election night in the romney campaign. in a few hours' time, the polls will close an accounting will begin and the cameras will well. a result should be known later this evening. and then the tough business of running a country that is more divided than ever begins. bbc news in boston. >> a nervous night for mitt romney and barack obama. among the states we're looking at, perhaps none are being watched more closely than ohio and florida. if laura trevelyan is in miami. clyde is in cleveland. let's start with you. have aligned and as long there as they have been everywhere else in the country -- have the lines been as long there as they have been everywhere else in the country?
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on your jobs, not ours. >> there were cheers in chicago and tears in boston. after the long hard fight, it was all over for the challenger. >> like so many of you, paul and i have left everything on the field. we have given our all to this campaign. >> now after the bruising campaign and facing a congress as divided as it was before the election, president obama and the country prepare for the next four years. >> thank you, america! god bless you! god bless these united states. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "america this morning" with rob nelson and paula faris. >>> good wednesday morning, everybody. four years ago barack obama stood on the brink of history the morning after his election. now four years later he stands on the brink of a second term. >> the president has won re-election after a hard-fought campaign, saying he returned to the white house more determined and decisive than ever. >> and he claimed a decisive and sweeping victory over challenger mitt romney although the popular vote is a lot tighter. >> but in the end, almost all of the key battleground states, includ
just voted for himself about five minutes ago and he did it near his home in boston. then he is taking the unusual step to continue to campaign on election day. he has scheduled a stop before he heads back to his election day headquarters in boston. president barack obama and first lady michelle obama is already back home in chicago and they will be watching the election returns come in from there. coming up, we will have an election day guide to the key moments of when the results are expected to come in. >>> right now both democrats and republicans here in the bay area are trying a last ditch effort to get out and cast their votes. here is more on who they are targeting. tara? >>> we are here at the democratic campaign headquarters, these are some volunteers. they came here to where it says sign in and they will be calling in the key battleground states. they are given a guide as to what it should say and there is some tables set up and they will making phone calls from there. we all know virginia, florida and ohio are a lot of swing voters and they want to make sure we encourage swi
on your jobs, not ours. >> there were cheers in chicago and tears in boston. after the long, hard fight, it was all over for the challenger. >> like so many of you, paul and i have left everything on the field. we have given our all to this campaign. >> now, after the bruising campaign and facing a congress as divided as it was before the election, president obama and the country prepare for the next four years. >> thank you, america. god bless you. god bless these united states. >>> good wednesday morning, everybody. four years ago, barack obama stood on the brink of history, the morning after his election. now, four years later, he stands on the brink of a second term. >> the president has won re-election after a hard-fought campaign, saying he returns to the white house more determined and more inspired than ever. >> and he can claim a decisive and sweeping electoral victory over challenger, mitt romney. although, the popular vote is a lot tighter. >> but in the end, almost all of the key battleground states, including ohio and virginia, they went the president's way. and that put hi
is covering the romney campaign in boston. we begin with bigad shaban. >> reporter: president obama is spending election day in chicago. he cast his ballot there during early voting almost two weeks ago. the president wrapped up his campaign in des moines last night, just steps away from his iowa headquarters during his first presidential bid in 2008. >> are you fired up? >> reporter: president obama made one final plea for votes in the critical battleground state. >> after all the months of campaigning, after all the rallies, after the millions of dollars of ads, it all comes down to you. it's out of my hands now. >> reporter: president obama plans to continue his election day tradition of playing basketball with friends. >> reporter: i'm randall pinkston in boston. underscoring how close this election is expected to be, the first town in the nation to vote ended in a tie. >> this has never happened before. we have a tie. >> reporter: they gave five votes each for the president and mitt romney. romney plans to cast his own ballot in massachusetts this morning. he will then immediat
echoing the excitement of four years ago. >>> and in boston a gracious concession from a worthy opponent in the long, hard-fought and extremely expensive race. >> a victorious president obama says "we are all in this together." now the work on the second term, creating more jobs, healing the economy, moving forward with health care reforms begins for president barack obama. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> and good wednesday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> i'm paula faris. barack obama has been re-elected president of the united states, declared the winner just after 11:00 eastern last night. winning pretty much all the key battleground states including ohio on his way to clinch the 270 electoral votes that he needed. >> predicted a long night. didn't really end up being one. ended pretty quickly. electoral college, sweeping victory for the president. despite the big margin he won by in the college. the popular vote still a lot closer. that going down to the wire. there you see the crowd outside abc news election headquarters in times square. they went wi
headquarters in boston with what this evening has in store for the form he governor. visiting a couple of key swing states this afternoon and through the day before showing up here for election night. he started in ohio and then to pittsburgh. something he is trying to do last night in new hampshire. let's give a listen to what he had to say. >> the last months of our campaign have seen the gathering of strength. a real movement across this country. look at the size of these crowds. i understand that there are a few thousand people outdoors who couldn't get in. >> and the significant crowd expected here tonight as well. either plate tonight, either a concession speech or celebrate a hard fought victory. that is the latest live from boston. back to you, jim, pat. >>> thanks. president obama will watch election returns tonight in chicago. today he stopped by one of his campaign field offices. he thanked volunteers in person and on the phone. for their work on his behalf. steve handelsman has covered every step of this presidential caaign. he joins us live in chicago to wrap it all up. it is all
for abc news. >> i'm brandi hitt in boston where the room fell silent the minute it was announced mitt romney lost the key battleground state of ohio and then the election. romney supporters here were convinced he would win some of the key battleground states. he just fell short in states like pennsylvania, ohio and also virginia. here is what mitt romney told his supporters after he called president obama to congratulate him. >> this is -- time of great challenges for america and pray the president will be successful in guiding our nation. i so wish -- i so wish that i had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction, but the nation chose another leader and so ann and i join with you to earnestly pray for him and for this great nation. thank you and god bless america. you guys were the best! thank you so much! [ cheers and applause ] thank you! thanks, guys. >> reporter: mitt romney thanked his donors, volunteers and supporters and says beside choosing his wife ann, picking paul ryan as a runningmate was the best decision he has ever made. ron, paula. r
to pull the plug until he said you are not quitting. before we get to this gentleman let's go to boston where the boston globe reported that the medical marijuana issue has been taxed in massachusetts. i don't want to accuse anyone of heavy mood swings that we are not there yet. at one point it looked like it was going to be a disappointment for republicans in this room and again a very quiet room but great cheers when the numbers regarding florida 85050 split is i think what i'm getting for you guys and virginia also looking good for romney right now this room lit up right now people are actually just watching the numbers role in right now and it is a full room everybody here waiting for the romney to show some signs he came and spoke to the crowd and we also heard from the communications director and she said to us that she believes that romney i'm sure you have talked about it a little bit performing where he needed to cross the country but obama is underperforming in some areas. slightly under performing so it is worth mentioning in that case we also need to talk about the biggest
welker, thank you, on the trail. >>> and now, in boston, after a sad night there, the question what went wrong in the romney campaign. peter alexander covering, there for us tonight. peter, good evening. >> reporter: brian, good evening to you here in boston, this is apparently the intersection of politics and the nor'easter, in the words of one top aide to the romney campaign tonight. the mood in the campaign is a lot like this weather, dreary, at the end of a six-year long quest for the white house. tonight, mitt romney is left asking himself what might have been. dressed in a business suit and surrounded by family and friends, and for a final few hours, a secret service team, mitt romney this morning left his boston hotel, quickly returning to life as a private citizen. on this november 7th, the day governor romney promised voters he would get to work, the only campaign work left to do, packing up, and tearing down. just before 9:00 this morning, almost 90 minutes after most networks had called the race, mr. romney took the stage alone. >> like so many of you, paul and i have left eve
that left the roads wet. for snow, you had to head north. this was boston and this was the scene in new york city, where the storm was about the last thing local residents wanted to see. >> no words can express the stress, pain suffering. >> earlier in the day, residents of staten island got out before the new storm hit. hundreds of thousands are still without power from last week. the debris is everywhere in some areas. >> you try to save what is left and now it may get washed away. >> sadly, the nor'easter has knocked out power to thousands who have just got it back and created a mess for people wanting to fly. at reagan national, almost all the flights to new york were canceled and flights to other cities were affected, also. >> i'm hoping to get out of here at some point. >> in new york city, they have suspended train service, some roadways have been closed. a lot of people cannot believe they are going through yet another giant storm tonight. >> it is really difficult out there. abc 7 is your storm watch station. for instant updates as we move closer to winter, go to wjla.com and also f
in boston. joe biden will vote in delaware before joining him in chicago. tracie pots has the details on the final frantic day of campaigning. tracie, good morning to you. >> reporter: hey, good morning. it may be a frantic day of voting too. this is one of the many polling places soon to open in ohio. take a look at the cincinnati inquirer. the headline, it's all up to us. ohio at the center of the political universe. while this state may, in fact, be important, it wasn't the first to vote. for the first time ever and with its lowest turnout in almost 50 years, a tie this morning in tiny dixville, notch. just after midnight they cast 5 votes for president obama, 5 for governor romney. a few hours south in manchester the governor ends his campaign. >> the last months of our campaign have seen the gathering of strength of a real movement across this country. it's evident in the size of these crowds like this tonight. my goodness. and i understand that there are a few thousand people outdoors that couldn't get in too. >> reporter: after voting near boston this morning, the governor hit
. >> and in boston, a gracious concession from a worthy opponent in the long, hard-fought and extremely expensive race. >> a victorious president obama says we are all in this together. now the work on a second term, creating more jobs, healing the economy, moving forward with health care reforms begins for president barack obama. >>> good morning, everyone, i'm paula faris. >> i'm rob nelson. an abbreviated version of "world news now." we'll check in live with "nightline" in just a second. for right now it is official. america has rehired the president. he won last night. handling the electoral college, and coming back in january for a second term. so it really was kind of a stunning night here. he really -- and most of the battleground if not all, won, fought back romneyen all of the cases. saw a very gracious concession speech from governor romney. clearly disappointed. went to a raucous scene in chicago with the president. still very much a divided country. look at the electoral college it wasn't close. in the popular vote the was really close. i think the points, come out of this, this was n
hampshire indian by his wife aefrpb and rocker kid rock before heading to boston for the big day testimony. >> abc 7 is on your side tracking problems at the polls. share with us any problems that you might see from long lines to malfunctioning mention. visit our website at wjla.com/problems or on twitter poll problems or send an e-mail to poll problems at g-mail.com. stay with abc 7 your election station and wjla.com for election night coverage. we are teaming up with abc news for the presidential race and we will have our own reporters on the ground in boston and chicago with the presidential campaign headquarters and all races. our coverage begins tuesday night at 7:00. >> people in new york and new jersey dread being the thought of another storm as they try to deal with the aftermath of super storm sandy. tempers and frustrations high as long lines at gas as fema opened the first free gas distribution site. lights slowly coming on but too slowly for thousands of people. >> it is starting to get cold. people are in homes that are uninhabitable. it will be increasingly c
the break. >> d.c. united battles the rebels again tonight in new jersey. and the wizards are in boston. and oh, boy, did maryland basketball get a favorable ruling by the -- oh! green mountain coffee! how do you always have my favorite coffee? well, inside the brewer, there's a giant staircase. and the room is filled with all these different kinds of coffee and even hot cocoa and you'll always find your favorite. with so many choices, keurig has everyone's favorite. and i just press this button. brew what you love, simply. keurig. >> the anticipated nor'easter has begun for people in new jersey, new york, and new england. and how. look at. schools closed early. stores started stocking up on supplies. crews are still cleaning up and are bracing for more damage and of course more power outages. a local school is undertaking a major effort to help victims of hurricane sandy. >> schools and arlington have gathered items to -- school in arlington have gathered some items they needed to rent a tractor-trailer to deliver them all. >> what she saw this weekend it was painful. sta
at the stage in boston, as a matter of fact, where the crowd, a lot more subdued as you might expect is awaiting mitt romney to step forward and at some point i suspect soon, we will hear from the former governor of massachusetts who as we said is in boston. he will come forward to acknowledge he has been defeated despite running a very tough and hard campaign against an incumbent as has been noted many times, this is the first time since franklin roosevelt has been re-elected with unemployment this high. but here we are. >> that was a key issue in the exit polling tonight, derek. people talking about the economy and trying to find a best way forward. there were so many undecided voters who are trying to decide do we stick with the current course. is it change that we need. the economy and its progress out of one of the worst recessions we have ever seen. a key issue in this undecided women voters. so many elements we didn't even have 4 years ago. >> we talked about how close the election would be. if the numbers hold up and just perhaps president obama gets florida or virginia, the
! >> i do not think you will be able to turn away, actually. and a home game against the boston celtics -- boston celtics. he wants to improve from his modest eight-point performance against cleveland and they are looking for their first win. it all came down to the last shot. tony parker, and nailed it. 86-84. kevin durant with 23 points. coming up big. bad news, hockey fans. believe officially canceled the classic games. that is a huge economic blow to the announcer: the washington post on roscoe bartlett: “a champion of the tea party...an ideologue who is part of the problem in congress.” bartlett calls medicare unconstitutional. and even wants to completely abolish student loans for college. no wonder bill clinton and the washington post both endorse john delaney for his deep understanding of job creation. he'll be “an unusually effective congressman.” delaney: it's not about politics. it's about doing what's right to help the middle class. i'm john delaney, and i approve this message. >> coming up tonight at 11:00 it is the local election question that has a m
. the wizards with the 86-84 lead, lead of the game. 4.5 seconds to go, 87-86 boston, webster tries the phage dumpster. good.no the celtics win, 89-86. d.c. united was themselves tonight. there were temper tantrums and a fluke goal. they let it play off jitters and lapses of judgment get them down tonight. minute, scoreless, in front, looks like a new york but,der knocked it in, go with bailey, the closest player. 71st minute, yellow flag. what went through head. ball at the ref. he is tossed. the united down a player. one-one not. united still in contention. now they will be without him. >> he is a young kid and he made a young mistake. i thought they let it boil up a bit.e some tough calls us, but that is no excuse to react that way. you know, we will just. >> even with four quarterbacks the injured reserve, yes, the terps have pride, so so that they wore their black state pride uniforms today. flashy. unfortunately, the only thing flashy was georgia tech. linebacker, going to starting quarterback, he is huge. .he yellow jackets up 6-0, go georgia tech recovers, and they stormed down the fi
that gave him more latitude with the conservative base of the party. >> woodruff: speak of boston, and other places, let's hear now from our colleagues-- actually, ray suarez is in chicago. he and margaret warner are at the two presidential campaign headquarters, but, ray, we're going to come to you first. are you in chicago, and that's where president obama is tonight. >> that's right. he's just a few miles away. he's not here yet. and neither are a lot of the senior officials from the campaign. i think they probably want to waito see a little bit more, but illinois senior senator, senator dick durbin is here, and there have been a lot of poll closings, a lot of projections, but so far no surprises. what do you need to see before you can really relax? >> some of the key battled ground states-- florida, virginia, ohio, and of course when we get in the midwest, a little closer to my activity in the last few months for the president, taking a look at wis cons and i know iowa. if we can get the job done in the midwest, and i hope we do glie you're not up thisickle. whn you don't have a race, wh
basketball with friends. i'm bigad shaban in chicago. >>> i'm randall pinkston in boston. mitt and ann romney voted this morning in the boston suburban of belmont. he won't waste anytime today. he is now headed to am can pain rallies in cleveland and pittsburgh, saying momentum is on his side. >> these last months of our campaign have seen the gathering of strength of a real movement across this country. >> yes, sir! >> it's evident in the size of these crowds. >> reporter: and the first election results are in. >> this has never happened before in dixville. we have a tie. >> reporter: dixville notch gave 5 votes to each, president obama and mitt romney. it's the first town in the nation to vote. and we just received word that mitt romney and ann romney have cast their ballots as he was leaving the polling place someone asked him, who did you vote for? his response, i think you know. reporting live in boston, i'm randall pinkston. back to you. >> i think we all know. all right. randall pinkston in boston, thank you. >>> vice president joe biden and his wife jill cast their ballots early this
lost the election. >> reporter: this is what mitt romney faced when he awoke this morning in boston. freezing temperatures, gray skies, the stark reality that his dream of being president was over. we've learned right after romney made his concession speech, he made an unexpected decision to stay overnight at the westin hotel. >> it's a moving target when you work with the secret service. we did not expect the romney family to be staying overnight. >> reporter: his reporters left trying to figure out how the republicans win next time. >> the republican party needs to get they're house in order. stay out of people's private lives. leave women alone. >> reporter: the winner here was boston. the head of the convention and visiter's bureau told us boston came out at least $20 million richer, thanks to the romney campaign. 50 rooms just for his family and staff here. other hotels also at capacity. taxis and restaurants full. even the airports saw double the usual number of private jets. >> boston officials saying having the former governor of massachusetts here on election night was a go
awoke this morning in boston. freezing temperatures, gray skies, the stark reality that his dream of being president was over. we've learned right after romney made his concession speech, he made an unexpected decision to stay overnight at the westin hotel. >> it's a moving target when you work with the secret service. we did not expect the romney family to be staying overnight. >> reporter: his reporters left trying to figure out how the republicans win next time. >> the republican party needs to get they're house in order. stay out of people's private lives. leave women alone. >> reporter: the winner here was boston. the head of the convention and visiter's bureau told us boston came out at least $20 million richer, thanks to the romney campaign. 50 rooms just for his family and staff here. other hotels also at capacity. taxis and restaurants full. even the airports saw double the usual number of private jets. >> boston officials saying having the former governor of massachusetts here on election night was a godsend. just about making up for all the money lost last week from the
is in boston but t.j. winick starts it off from the windy city of chicago. good morning, t.j. >> reporter: good morning, rob and paula. well, election day may not be until tomorrow, but 27 million americans have already cast their votes. a sign how close the obama campaign believes this could be, the president appeared in new hampshire which only has four electoral votes. >> we're no longer relevant now. we're props because what's happened is now, the campaign falls on these 25-year-old kids who are out there knocking on doors making phone calls. >> reporter: there he was joined by bill clinton who mocked mitt romney's pitch. >> don't pay too much attention to what our solutions are. just be disappointed. look at me, i look like a president and i talk like one. and i'm telling you it's going to all be all right if you let me. >> reporter: with one day to go until the election, the candidates crisscross the battleground states. governor romney, 14 stops in seven states. president obama, 14 stops in eight states. both claim victory is within reach. >> he's hoping we'll settle. americans don't set
as it was. >> i'm laura anthony in boston where the convention center is aglow in red, white, and blue. this will be the headquarters for the mitt romney campaign on elex -- election night. after voting tomorrow night, the governor will head out to iowa and pennsylvania for some last-minute campaigning. then he will be here for what the republicans are hoping is a celebration. in boston, laura anthony, abc-7 news. >> carolyn: here's our schedule for reporting election results. we'll have a special area edition at 3:00, including live report from the campaign headquarters. abc's world news with diane sawyer will air followed by elux results, and then abc news primetime coverage at 8:30. we'll have a complete wrapup at 11:00. and you can get real-time results on abc7news.com the moments the polls close. we'll have live updates here and at facebook.com/abc news. >> a big important day tomorrow. the weather should be a great day to vote. we had record temperatures today. let's talk to sandy. she has a look at the radar. >> if you look at live doppler 7hd right now, the skies are clear. as
. running mate paul ryan will vote in wisconsin before joining romney in boston. and vice president joe biden will vote in delaware before joining the president in chicago. nbc's tracie pots is in cincinnati, ohio. she has the details on the candidates' final frantic day of campaigning. tracie, good morning to you. >> reporter: we're at a polling place in ohio. already a busy day. a busy crowd back and forth. lots of people planning to vote here in ohio, but they weren't the first to vote this morning. for the first time ever and with its lowest turnout in almost 50 years, a tie this morning in tiny dixville, notch. just after midnight they cast five votes for president obama, five for governor romney. a few hours south in manchester the governor ends his campaign. >> the last months of our campaign have seen the gathering of strength from a real movement across this country. it's evident in the size of these crowds like this tonight. my goodness. [ cheers and applause ] and i understand that there are a few thousand people outdoors that couldn't get in, too. >> reporter: after voting n
that went for him in the primaries and up for grabs. romney will vote in boston in an unusual move, he will fly to cleveland and pittsburgh to make a final appeal to working-class voters. >> vice president biden cast his ballot in delaware where he just voted with his wife. just like everybody else, the vice president stood in line for about 20 minutes, chatting it up with other voters. last night he made final pleas in virginia. >> national polls still tight, outcome of the presidential race is more likely to turn on which states each candidate wins, rather than the total popular vote. katie marzullo joins that story. >> reporter: this is the electoral map. we are going to have fun, do some . battleground states in yellow, you can see how the electoral votes stack up. let's say we give barack obama ohio, florida as well. he still is coming up five electoral votes shy of the 270 he's going to need that leaves him with nevada or iowa, at least new hampshire with four votes is not going do it. let's give mitt romney ohio and florida as well. he's quite a bit short still, 29. he's going t
on tuesday, back in the mid-50s on wednesday but right now a >>> three days ago the boston celtics spoiled the washington wizards' home opener but coach randy whitman was impressed with the heart he saw on the court. tonight the wiz going for revenge in bean town. once again you could say they played with heart. the wizards put everything they had out on the floor. they were down at 11 at one point. here, kevin jams it home to tie things up at 80. now 30 seconds left. still tied up at 16. rajon rondo nails the two- pointer to take the lead for boston. time winding down. chris singleton, watch this, sees some room, slams it home. we are headed to overtime. in o.t., though, the celtics able to pull away. the wizards gave at great effort but lose by six and fall to 0-3 on the season. check out this scene. the second leg of d.c. united's playoff series had to be postponed because of all that snow. about 700 united fans made the trek. the first leg was moved to d.c. because of superstorm sandy. >>> more accolades may be on the way for the nationals. adam laroche has been awarded, and now, no bi
york, new jersey, philadelphia. boston now seeing the snow. one of the hardest-hit areas from sandy was long island, staten island and then down the jersey shore, they are getting hit again by not just the strong winds, but heavy snow on top of what they've seen from sandy. here's more on that story. >> reporter: hey, doug. this is something that we've ever seen before. none of us at the weather channel can remember a snowfall nine days after a hurricane hits an area. that's what's happening here in point pleasant, new jersey. one of the beaches ravaged by sandy a week ago monday. what i'm walking up here is not a big pile of snow that you would see in the winter. this is sand. now, this is a temporary dune they've built since yesterday. they took all the sand that sandy took inland, six, seven blocks inland and they trucked it out here. it left about three to four feet of sand left on ocean avenue. so they trucked out the sand and started building the dune yesterday ahead of this nor'easter. some areas in krtconnecticut ha had six to eight inches of snow. the weekend looks sunny an
boston. boston sees daylight. he's coming nearside and returns it 30 sick yards. 20-10 virginia deficit. 4th -- 36 yards. 20-10 virginia deficit. no bowl game this year for virginia. they fall to 4-7. they're at virginia tech next week. >>> speaking of those hokies they are on the hardwood taking on virginia military institute. we have highlights right around the corner. p risis >>> welcome back. last year they were one of the lowest scoring teams in the acc, but virginia tech basketball with new head coach james johnson are trying to put a new stamp on the hokies this year, a fast pace up tempo offense. it seems to be working so far. hosting virginia military institute tonight in blacksburg, senior guard eric green, spins through traffic, had 23 point tonight, 1,000 points on his career, the 43rd hokie in the 1,000 point club. out to a big 1st half, one of three three's for jerel eddie. he had 17. hokies three-on-one off the steal here. it's joey van zeger. he gets the highlight flush. virginia tech scored 80 points just three times last year. tonight they posted 95. fighti
and he travelled to richmond. ryan will watch the returns tonight at romney headquarters in boston. vice president joe biden cast his vote in delaware. he and his wife stood in line with other voters outside of a high school in greenville. biden's served four decades in elected office, 36 as a senator from delaware. >>> back to battleground virginia now. and it's predicted the presidential and senate race will be close. and in maryland, hotly contested ballot issues like expanded gambling, gay marriage and the dream act are bringing out voters in high numbers. lauren demarco is live in laurel, maryland, watching the issues and we'll start with karen gray houston live in virginia. karen? >> reporter: in burke, virginia, this is lake braddock's secondary school. the voting has been heavy here all day long. there were 250 people waiting in line when they opened the doors here this morning and there has been no lull all day long. it's taken as long as an hour and a half to get through the line. as little as about 40 minutes. these are people strongly motivated to help decide whether the next
. susan mcginnis is with the romney campaign at its head quarters in boston. spew on the, a littlable -- sueson, a little bit about the move there. >> reporter: well, it's pretty upbeat so far. the -- the convention center here just opened up to guests and there are about 5,000 potential guests here and about 1200 of them are the media. among this people that you talk to here of course these are owl romney supporters and donors, very very upbeat that they do have this -- this infamous task to the electoral college that many say obama has the advantage in. but they do feel optimistic that governor romney can pull this off tonight although not everybody is very optimistic that we will hear a result tonight. a lot of people are betting on close to midday tomorrow to learn the final results. obviously tonight we will get exit polls and probability. >> what about ohio? again those last-minute trips there. and the possibility of maybe an upset in pennsylvania, is there talk of that? >> reporter: yeah, there's a lot of talk about there are there's a lot of -- there's a lot of talk about ohio
since friday. >> t am on is in boston. >> reporter: good morning, today is the final day of campaigning, both sides say they can win. mitt romney hits up five states today. republican challenger, mitt romney, is closing the campaign, promising voters bipartisanship and real change. >> i will find the men and women on both sides of the aisle, who care more about the country than they do about politics. with polls showing the race a dead heat the campaign is focused on turnout, at this field office in ohio, volunteers call a list of voters who think they lean republican and others knock on doors. >> i haven't made up my mind yet. >> reporter: enthusiasm among the base and strength will carry them to victory tomorrow. there is the reality of the math. without ohio, romney's path to victory is difficult, he is making a late play for pennsylvania, traditionally democratic turf. president obama focuses on three states the campaign hopes will be fire wall, iowa, wisconsin and ohio. if obama can win the states, that will give him 271 electoral votes. one more than needed to win a second term. m
boston. let's begin with ken in chicago with president obama's campaign. >> reporter: this is where president obama will be tonight to hold what his supporters hope will be a victory speech. let's take a quick look at the venue. this is where the president will take to the stage with his family and that of vice president joe biden. what time he makes an appearance depends on the time of the returns. there are seats here for thousands of the president's supporters, most of them will be campaign volunteers, a few of whom president obama thanked this morning when he made a surprise visit to a field office in chicago. he even cold called. >> is this annie? hi, this is barack obama. how are you in i'm doing -- you know... [ laughter ] >> i don't think she knows it's me. >> my name was barack obama. you know, the president of the united states. how are you? you know, can i just say, you were really polite to me when you didn't know who i was. that's so nice. >> reporter: as you can see, it was light work for president obama on this election day afternoon. he even played a game of basketba
will start with the race for the white house. rita williams is in boston but we begin with ken prichard in chicago with the obama campaign. ken. >> reporter: just within the past half hour some of the thousands of president obama supporters have been allowed in this large event venu. many received tickets because they are chicago residents and live in this area and who agreed to travel and hit the road and go to the neighboring battleground states of wisconsin and campaign for the president there in the last few days. the president wants to thank them. there are many states that are intense. pennsylvania, the romney campaign is focused on that the obama campaign is not truly a contest. a short time ago, we talked to democratic national committee communications director brad woodhouse and he says the final campaign day stop by romney is something that he doesn't blame romney for trying but pennsylvania is not a state where romney has a fighting chance. >> well, i don't think so. david axelrod put it best, pennsylvania is a prayer, not a plan for the romney campaign. it is a state that i
obama, 59 million votes governor romney with a 56 million. the crowd in boston was ten's most of the night which gave way to disappointment. >> paul and i have left everything on the field. we have given our all to this campaign. >> only 70% of voters were white, and that hurt the be publicans. it helps obama put together a winning coalition of younger voters and minority voters. >> it is a party for modern family america. >> while some voters believe the economy is in bad shape -- >> the obama family taking these easy after the campaign. the only event scheduled is fighting back to the white house. plans for inauguration day already in action. this is the smartrip card that will go on sale in december. it will cost $15. sam ford has more on the city's preparation starting at 5:00 p.m. >> we are on storm watch as a storm off the coast could create florey's -- flurries. >> it has been impacting the north east already with strong winds gusting to 30 miles per hour. when 7 picked up here just yet. we will see a backwards movement on the storm and that could nudge some of that mon
as they head to boston. plus, he was supposed to make headlines, but he's just been on the sidelines. what pierre garcon said about the rest of his season. that's all when news4 at 6:00 hmm, it says here that cheerios helps lower cholesterol as part of a heart healthy diet. that's true. ...but you still have to go to the gym. ♪ the one and only, cheerios ...and now... you! [ giggles ] ♪ the one and only, cheerios >>> undocumented students in maryland are celebrating a big win at the polls yesterday. voters approved ballot question 4. it allows undocumented students to pay in-state tuition at public colleges. it is maryland's version of the dream act. students must attend a maryland high school for three years. the student or their parents must prove that they filed state income taxes during that time. maryland is the first state in the country to approve this measure by a popular vote. >>> table games and a new casino are coming to maryland. voters yesterday approved a ballot issue, question 7 it's called, that would allow expanded gambling. >> tracee wilkins is at national harbor with
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